Hornblendic
Hornblendic Horn*blend"ic, a. Composed largely of hornblende; resembling or relating to hornblende. [1913 Webster]

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  • hornblendic — adjective see hornblende …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hornblendic — horn·blen·dic …   English syllables

  • hornblendic — (ˈ)hȯ(r)n|blendik adjective : containing hornblende in quantity : resembling or relating to hornblende …   Useful english dictionary

  • hornblendic gneiss — Gneiss Gneiss (n[imac]s), n. [G.] (Geol.) A crystalline rock, consisting, like granite, of quartz, feldspar, and mica, but having these materials, especially the mica, arranged in planes, so that it breaks rather easily into coarse slabs or flags …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hornblende — hornblendic, adj. /hawrn blend /, n. a dark green to black mineral of the amphibole group, calcium magnesium iron and hydroxyl aluminosilicate. [1760 70; < G; see HORN, BLENDE] * * * Any of a subgroup of amphibole minerals that are calcium iron… …   Universalium

  • Geographical variety — Variety Va*ri e*ty, n.; pl. {Varieties}. [L. varietas: cf. F. vari[ e]t[ e]. See {Various}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality or state of being various; intermixture or succession of different things; diversity; multifariousness. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gneiss — (n[imac]s), n. [G.] (Geol.) A crystalline rock, consisting, like granite, of quartz, feldspar, and mica, but having these materials, especially the mica, arranged in planes, so that it breaks rather easily into coarse slabs or flags. Hornblende… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Schist — (sh[i^]st), n. [Gr. ? divided, divisible, fr. ? to divide: cf. F. schiste. See {Schism}.] (Geol.) Any crystalline rock having a foliated structure (see {Foliation}) and hence admitting of ready division into slabs or slates. The common kinds are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • syenitic gneiss — Gneiss Gneiss (n[imac]s), n. [G.] (Geol.) A crystalline rock, consisting, like granite, of quartz, feldspar, and mica, but having these materials, especially the mica, arranged in planes, so that it breaks rather easily into coarse slabs or flags …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Varieties — Variety Va*ri e*ty, n.; pl. {Varieties}. [L. varietas: cf. F. vari[ e]t[ e]. See {Various}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality or state of being various; intermixture or succession of different things; diversity; multifariousness. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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